Your privacy is important to Austlen. This Policy discusses Austlen’s policies and practices regarding the collection, use and disclosure of information you provide to us about yourself. This Policy applies solely to information collected by this website. Below you will find information on the following:
- What personally identifiable information is collected from you through the website, how it is used and with whom it may be shared;
- What choices are available to you regarding the use of your data;
- The security procedures in place to protect the misuse of your information; and
- How you can correct any inaccuracies in the information.
Information Collection, Use and Sharing
Austlen is the sole owner of the information collected on this site. We only have access to/collect information that you voluntarily provide us via email, online forms or other direct contact from you. We will not sell or rent this information to anyone. Austlen only collects personally identifiable information to conduct business with you. For example, Austlen may use such information for the following purposes: product registration; communications regarding customer inquiries; ordering, processing and fulfilling orders; notification to customers of product recalls; and distribution of newsletters and marketing emails, where the customer permits such distribution. There is also an option with Austlen’s store locator that asks the guest if they would like to use the computer’s location, instead of typing in an address, in order to locate the nearest retailer. If the guest selects “yes,” the website will automatically obtain the guest’s location information.
Austlen takes precautions to protect your information. When you submit sensitive information on austlen.com, your information is protected both online and offline. Wherever we collect sensitive information, such as credit card data, that information is encrypted and transmitted to us in a secure way. While we use encryption to protect sensitive information transmitted online, we also protect your information offline. Only individuals or entities that need the information to perform a specific function (e.g., billing, customer care) are granted access to personally identifiable information.
We request information from you when you purchase one of our products online. In order to complete our order form, you must provide contact information (e.g., name, shipping address) and financial information (e.g., credit card number, expiration date). This information is used for billing purposes and to fulfill your order. If we have trouble processing an order, we will use this information to contact you.
By registering your product through our website, you provide personal information to us. This information is only used for alerting you in the case of a product recall and to assist our Customer Care department when you contact us with a question about your product.
Cookies and IP Tracking
In general, the third-party providers used by us will only collect, use and disclose your information to the extent necessary to allow them to perform the services they provide to us.
However, certain third-party service providers, such as payment gateways and other payment transaction processors, have their own privacy policies in respect to the information we are required to provide to them for your purchase-related transactions.
For these providers, we recommend that you read their privacy policies so you can understand the manner in which your personal information will be handled by these providers. In particular, remember that certain providers may be located in or have facilities that are located in a different jurisdiction than either you or us. So if you elect to proceed with a transaction that involves the services of a third-party service provider, then your information may become subject to the laws of the jurisdiction(s) in which that service provider or its facilities are located. As an example, if you are located in Canada and your transaction is processed by a payment gateway located in the United States, then your personal information used in completing that transaction may be subject to disclosure under United States legislation, including the Patriot Act.
Austlen reserves the right, under special circumstances, to disclose user information when it has the reason to believe such disclosure is necessary to identify, contact or bring legal action against someone who may be causing injury to or interference with Austlen property rights, other Austlen website users, or anyone else that could be harmed by such activities. Austlen may disclose your personal information without your consent if, in its good faith judgment, it must do so to comply with laws or regulations of a governmental or regulatory body, or in response to a valid subpoena, warrant or court order.
Age of Consent
By using this site, you represent that you are at least the age of majority in your state or province of residence, or that you are the age of majority in your state or province of residence and you have given us your consent to allow any of your minor dependents to use this site.
Per the requirements of the Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act (COPPA), Austlen does not intend to, nor will it knowingly, collect information from individuals less than 13 years of age, nor will it knowingly provide any personally identifiable information from such guests to any third party for any reason. If a child has provided us with personally identifiable information, the child’s parent or guardian should contact us at the email address or telephone number at the bottom of this Policy to have this information deleted from our records.
This website contains links to other third-party and/or affiliates’ websites managed by persons, organizations or entities not controlled by Austlen. Please be aware that Austlen is not responsible for the content or privacy practices of such other sites.
If you have any questions or concerns about your privacy when using the Austlen website and/or if you have submitted personally identifiable information through the Austlen website and would like that information removed from our records, please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org or call us toll free within the U.S. at 1-833-AUSTLEN.